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Examining Bishop Gene Robinsonâ??s Invocation

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Part 9 of series: Rick Warren, the Obama Inauguration, and Praying in Jesus’ Name Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Two days prior to the official inauguration of President Barack Obama, there was an opening event at […]

Praying for Barack

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Part 8 of series: Rick Warren, the Obama Inauguration, and Praying in Jesus’ Name Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Before I examine some inaugural prayers besides that of Rick Warren, I want to say something about […]

Warren Prays, Not in Jesusâ?? Name, but in Jesusâ?? Names

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Part 7 of series: Rick Warren, the Obama Inauguration, and Praying in Jesus’ Name Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Ya gotta hand it to Rick Warren. He always seems to have a surprise or two up […]

Should Rick Warren Say “In the Name of Jesus” at the End of His Inaugural Prayer? Section 2

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Part 6 of series: Rick Warren, the Obama Inauguration, and Praying in Jesus’ Name Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Yesterday I laid out the strongest case I could make against having Rick Warren say “in Jesus’ […]

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? Conclusions
In this series on the death of Jesus, I have presented four different perspectives on why Jesus had to die: Roman, Jewish, Jesus’, and Early Christian. I believe that each of these points of view has merit, and that we cannot fully understand the necessity of Jesus’ death without taking them all

posted 2:47:39am Apr. 11, 2011 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration from the High Calling
Can We Find God in the City? Psalm 48:1-14 Go, inspect the city of Jerusalem. Walk around and count the many towers. Take note of the fortified walls, and tour all the citadels, that you may describe them to future generations. For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever,

posted 2:05:51am Apr. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 3
An Act and Symbol of Love Perhaps one of the most startling of the early Christian interpretations of the cross was that it was all about love. It’s easy in our day, when crosses are religious symbols, attractive ornaments, and trendy jewelry to associate the cross with love. But, in the first

posted 2:41:47am Apr. 08, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 2
The Means of Reconciliation In my last post, I examined one of the very earliest Christian statements of the purpose of Jesus’ death. According to the tradition encapsulated in 1 Corinthians 15, Jesus died “for our sins in accordance with the scriptures” (15:3). Yet this text doesn’t expl

posted 2:30:03am Apr. 07, 2011 | read full post »


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